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“I felt like we were part of their family” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pazzia Caffe and Trattoria

Pazzia Caffe and Trattoria
337 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (SoMa)
(415) 512-1693
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Ranked #47 of 5,012 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Café
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: SoMa
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“I felt like we were part of their family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Great food, great service, and just downright friendly. We struggled to find a good place for dinner and trusted Tripadvisor to point us to the right place and it didn't disappoint. Not a very big place, and we lucked out with a table (it was pretty busy). Service was spectacular: there when you needed them, not there when you didn't. Food was above average, along with good coffee and dessert. Our kids loved it too, we still talk about it months later. A memorable moment: as we were leaving the owner came to say goodbye and introduced our daughters to his daughter...now when was the last time that happened to you ?

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
813 helpful votes 813 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian with San Francisco Charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Six of us had dinner together at Pazzia on a Thursday evening. We had made a reservation for 7:00 and the restaurant was full. We could smell the food as we approached the restaurant from a half block away. The experience we had here was really great. The welcome was warm and enthusiastic. Our server was focused, knowledgeable, and got everything right. The food was really good. I had spaghetti carbonara which was off the menu and my friends had beef or scallops or grilled fish. The spaghetti sauce and ingredients took me back to Venice, St. Mark's Plaza, where I first had the dish. Pazzia's version was so similar in ingredients and taste as the one in Italy. The wine list is very extensive, and Italian. This is not a large restaurant so a reservation is advisable. Everyone in my group really liked Pazzia. I think you will too.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Pazzia Restaurant & Pizzeria is cozy and friendly with terrific food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Julia and Jacopo, who are from Florence, Italy have recently joined the staff. Their warmth and skill enhances the atmosphere and upgrades the service. Our group of four enjoyed the beet salad, the mussels, risotto, pizza, pasta and the carmel creme dessert along with delicious beer. The service was excellent. All the food was delicious. It is small so we were near our neighbors which allowed us to visit with them if we chose to. We think it is a hidden treasure.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orange County, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Don't Miss It”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We had just arrived in town on a Saturday late afternoon and didn't have a reservation but they fit us in and treated us like friends. The food was fantastic. Husband now has a new favorite lasagne. The service is fabulous and they make you feel very welcome. Highly recommended but do try to make reservations.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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VA
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139 restaurant reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Nice Italian Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We went here for lunch. It's a little out of the way and not the most appealing building however the food was very good. The lasagna was excellent and save room for the tiramisu.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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